Italian chef Salvatore Corea and his wife, Gina, a native New Yorker, are living their dream of opening an old-fashioned family-run restaurant on the Upper East Side. It's not Corea's first New York restaurant endeavor—he's opened three other successful venues in the city, but Alloro is his first venture with his wife, and judging by the friendly vibe and the delicious dishes coming out of Corea's cucina, it's working swimmingly well. Chef Corea's creative take
on traditional, regional Italian cuisines leads the way for delicious dishes, like creamy Parmesan risotto with Lambrusco-wine caramel. Both the sliced rib eye over corn puree and the fillet of sole in pumpkin-Amaretto crust are fantastic. Gluten-free pasta selections are also available.